MNL:How do you get your design inspiration?
Mansi:I have always been inspired by everything that represents modern India, the ever-changing lifestyles, yet being bonded with our culture.
MNL:Based on your experience, what are the most important things a client/ customer demands these days? And how do you bring variety in your approach to meet different clients’ needs?
Mansi:The first basic step, but the most important one, is to note down the client’s brief. According to that I come up with concepts and ideas, which are then proposed to the client. By including the client’s perspective and thoughts in the design making process, you can give one a feeling of personalization. Even though budgeting is important, styling is equally essential and I try to balance both.
MNL:Has the focus on Interior Design increased lately? Do you feel that suddenly, there are too many websites and magazines focusing on this space? Or has it been the same always?
Mansi: Interior design has always been important, as people want their homes or workspaces to be a reflection or at least a representation of themselves to a certain extent.Magazines have been there for long, but yes, of late there have been many websites that are promoting designers and creating awareness amongst clients which can assist them in making better decisions for themselves, instead of relying on recommendations alone.
MNL:What's your USP? What are the unique things that you offer to a client?
I like to create designs that use ancient techniques, infusing them with modern day materials.There is no particular project, which I would fancy more than the other, but whenever there is something that is created for the very first time - that is where the joy of new experiences lies!
MansiSethnaPandey is from RachanaSansad School of Interior Design, and has worked for 7 years in the Interior Design industry. Mansi says, “I am dreamer, learner and wanderer.These qualities have moulded me into the person I am today.”
You can get in touch with Mansi on:
Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop Address - 317, Mahavir Industrial Estate, Near Paper Box Factory, Off Mahakali Caves Road, Andheri-(E), Mumbai 400093.
Some of Mansi’s works: